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Panini Recipe: The Ultimate Grilled Cheddar BLT

The BLT is a classic sandwich that never fails to deliver on satisfaction. Just like the Grilled cheese of our youth, this evolved sandwich is a go to when you need a quick hearty meal. Pair it with a bowl of Tomato Soup in the Winter, or nice cold beer in the summer and you’ll be set.


Cheddar BLT Panini


  • 4 slices of focaccia or bread of your choice
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 slices lettuce
  • 2-4 slices of tomato
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
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  1. Heat panini press or griddle on the stovetop.
  2. Combine avocado, lime juice, mayonnaise and salt and pepper.
  3. Spread 1/2 avocado mixture on one slice of bread.
  4. Top with 2 strips bacon, 1 slice tomato, lettuce leaf, slice of cheddar cheese and final piece of bread.
  5. Smear bread with 1 tablespoon butter and place on hot panini grill.
  6. Butter remaining bread.
  7. Repeat steps with second sandwich.
  8. Serve with tater tots, fries or your favorite soup. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted fromPetit Foodie.